Monday, September 28, 2009

Crazy Morning; Peace Filled Weekend

A glimpse of a recent morning:


Eat (and work) at the Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast, then deliver a mattress topper to my mother and pick up some carpet rags she cut up for me--wave at the group tour of our farm for part of a Master Composting class; back inside for hasty packing for a weekend away--oops! gotta answer the phone call from an implement dealer who is in the area--could he check out our haybine to see if he wants to buy it? run out to speak with my father who is helping with the tour to see if he can talk to the implement dealer when he comes...gotta wait while the tour is busy listening to him--then an introduction of me (!) and a request for a short talk on what we do with the wool produced on the farm...quiet whispers with my father about the impending visit of the dealer--call me when he comes, he says; back up to talk with son who I left watching for the dealer--he's been and gone, mom! Just wanted to see if the cutter bar was good...I helped him; readying an order to ship out from our etsy shop (and could you dress it up a bit? it's a birthday gift for someone)...last minute instructions for those who would do chores for the weekend; ball up some yarn so I have something to do on the long drive--fill the water bottles and here's the farmer/firefighter home from the breakfast: what took so long? clean-up...well, no matter--do you have the map? load these bags in the car and I think we have everything; got your clothes changed? grab a coat--it's supposed to be cool...

Exhale.

The cares and busyness fall away gradually as we start out, yet threaten to grab hold again sporadically. I didn't remember to pack a snack! Should we really be going? Look--no map in the car! Do you think everything will be all right while we're gone?

Exhale.

Long miles of tree lined roads with splashes of color peeking out.

Exhale.

Quiet conversations and comfortable silences.

Exhale.

Gathering with friends new and old, discussions, ideas.

Exhale.

What a gift.

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